Wild Moon Cottage is a small working homestead in the pristine Ozark Mountains. We have dairy goats, poultry, organic herb and vegetable gardens, a start of a tiny fruit orchard, several black walnut trees, wild berries and fields of wildcrafting goodness. We raise our own milk, our own eggs, much of our own medicine and food. I do laundry by hand, make my own vinegar, candles, soap, bread, cheese ........ For a living I am an artist and herbalist. My goal for myself and our homestead is to be as self sufficient and self sustaining as possible.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pictures from the Cottage

The Cottage, just beginning  :)


Concord grapevines, a gift from a friend.
They're lovely but I'm hoping they root.
Grapes would be a excellent thing to add to our tiny orchard.

 The beautiful stone fireplace with the new wood stove another friend made for us from scrap. It's a wonderful thing! The body is made from an old well pump and there are parts from a computer case and an old bed frame. I think it will keep us nice and warm next winter and he even added two places for cookpots and tea kettles   :)  :)  :)


My desk to the left with my desk chair  :)  The rocking chair Nik got me last uyear for Mothers Day.
And the little pass thru looking into the kitchen. Some Pussy Willow branches, a trade, that I'm hoping will root.


The kitchen


Another gift, Lemon Grass in a milk jug.
It smell so good, it's wonderful in tea of course but also delicious in rice.


 The cottage table with some buckeye seeds I traded seeds for.
Also some apples who'se remians will go into the vinegar pot  :)


 The Mother, a giant aloe that was another gift.
And the golden glass moon in the window, which was a gift from my beloved sister Becca many years ago.


 A bowl of homemade cherry Rock Candy.
I also call it glass candy, very easy to make, I'll post the recipe later.


 Violets, waiting to become jelly  :)  
This bunch is from the first day and I got almost twice that today.
I believe the recipe calls for 2 cups and i think there's more than enough now.

Forsythia, watching over the Cottage.


June said...

Juli, your new home is beautiful an you have made it so homey, the stove is very intresting an great to know you will be warm next winter.The Forsythia is so pretty as are all of your pictures, hope everything roots for you.

Tango said...

Wow!! It is beautiful! I am so happy for you :)

Chicken Momma said...

Everything looks so wonderful! I have such a good feeling about this place for you.


lunamother said...

it's just PERFECT! I can't wait to visit :)

Peggy said...

Felt like I was right there walking around with you seeing your beautiful home and enjoying every second! thanks for sharing and can't wait to see and read more!!

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Julie ~ Everything looks beautiful around the cottage , sooo Happy for You ! Glad you have a heater ready to go come Fall.
I've been busy gathering blossoms also. Have a qt of infusion ready to make jelly and a pint ready to make violet syrup. I plan to candy a few blossoms this year , I've never made candied violets.

~ Violet Blessings ~

Shell said...

Everything looks wonderful and homey! You're doing a fantastic job! :o)

Stacie said...

wow! You have been really busy and what a lovely cottage you have now! Glad things are looking up for you and it looks like a beautiful Spring is guaranteed...